Thousands of drivers targeted by text, email

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My driver’s license is temporarily suspended? How can that be?

Guess I better click on the helpful link offering to update records in this official email from Secretary of State Jesse White with a patriotic eagle logo.

This nearly happened last week, but the skeptical voice in my head prevailed — thankfully.

“It’s a scam,” warned secretary of state spokesman Dave Druker. “We don’t seek information of that nature in emails or texts.”

Instead, the agency communicates important information by mail, he stressed.

But myriad Illinoisans are being targeted, some successfully, by crafty con artists purporting to represent the secretary of state’s office or Illinois Department of Transportation in emails and texts.

Typically, the messages indicate there’s problem with a license, or missing documentation, and dangle a link.

Delete it, don’t click on it,…

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